The Duke of Sussex will make a dramatic helicopter entrance when he meets Royal Marines recruits for the first time as their Captain General.
Harry, who took over the prestigious role from the Duke of Edinburgh, will be flown to the Royal Marines’ Commando Training Centre in Devon to learn how young men become marines.
He will arrive at the centre in Lympstone near Exeter in a Royal Navy Wildcat, a maritime attack helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force, which provides crucial aerial support to the Royal Marines.
The duke will receive a ceremonial welcome at the centre, which selects and trains all Royal Marines officers, recruits and reserves, before meeting recruits being put through their paces in the gym and on the commando assault course.
During the visit the duke will also chat to the Invictus Games Racing drivers – two professionals and four injured ex-servicemen – who compete in two specially adapted Jaguar GT4 race cars in the 2018 British GT Championship.
The team, which includes former Royal Marine Commandos Steve McCulley and Paul Vice, will be using Lympstone on the day for a team bonding exercise.
Harry will also learn about the support services on offer to Royal Marines, like the onsite rehabilitation centre, the Royal Marines charity and a regular family group called Who Let The Dads Out.
The duke became Captain General Royal Marines in December last year, succeeding his grandfather Philip who was Captain General for 64 years.